See also: Jargon

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English jargoun, jargon, from Old French jargon, a variant of gargon, gargun (chatter; talk; language).

NounEdit

jargon (countable and uncountable, plural jargons)

  1. (uncountable) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
  2. (countable) A language characteristic of a particular group.
    • 1849, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter I, in The History of England from the Accession of James II, volume I, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323, page 11:
      They [the Normans] abandoned their native speech, and adopted the French tongue, in which Latin was the predominant element. They speedily raised their new language to a dignity and importance which it had never before possessed. They found it a barbarous jargon; they fixed it in writing; and they employed it in legislation, in poetry, and in romance.
    • 2014, Ian Hodder, Archaeological Theory Today:
      In fact all the competing theories have developed their own specialized jargons and have a tendency to be difficult to penetrate.
  3. (uncountable) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
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VerbEdit

jargon (third-person singular simple present jargons, present participle jargoning, simple past and past participle jargoned)

  1. To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

jargon (plural jargons)

  1. Alternative form of jargoon (A variety of zircon)

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French jargon (chatter, talk, language).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jɑrˈɣɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: jar‧gon

NounEdit

jargon n (plural jargons, diminutive jargonnetje n)

  1. A jargon, specialised language

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jargon.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑrɡon/, [ˈjɑrɡo̞n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɡon
  • Syllabification: jar‧gon

NounEdit

jargon

  1. jargon

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of jargon (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative jargon jargonit
genitive jargonin jargonien
partitive jargonia jargoneja
illative jargoniin jargoneihin
singular plural
nominative jargon jargonit
accusative nom. jargon jargonit
gen. jargonin
genitive jargonin jargonien
partitive jargonia jargoneja
inessive jargonissa jargoneissa
elative jargonista jargoneista
illative jargoniin jargoneihin
adessive jargonilla jargoneilla
ablative jargonilta jargoneilta
allative jargonille jargoneille
essive jargonina jargoneina
translative jargoniksi jargoneiksi
instructive jargonein
abessive jargonitta jargoneitta
comitative jargoneineen
Possessive forms of jargon (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person jargonini jargonimme
2nd person jargonisi jargoninne
3rd person jargoninsa

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French jargon, gargun ("cheeping of birds"), from a root *garg expressing the sound of the throat or referring to it. See gargouille, gargariser, gargoter.
The initial /ʒ/ sound comes from a softening of /g/, as in jambe

NounEdit

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. jargon, specialised or unintelligible language
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Czech: žargon
  • Dutch: jargon
  • English: jargon
  • Esperanto: ĵargono
  • German: Jargon
  • Hungarian: zsargon

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian giargone. Doublet of zircon.

NounEdit

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. jargon, a zircon type
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

jargon” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

jargon

  1. Alternative form of jargoun.

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

jargon m (oblique plural jargons, nominative singular jargons, nominative plural jargon)

  1. talk; chatter; conversation; talking

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French jargon

NounEdit

jargon n (plural jargoane)

  1. jargon, slang

DeclensionEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French jargon.

NounEdit

jargon (definite accusative jargonu, plural jargonlar)

  1. jargon

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

jargon

  1. gibberish
  2. A jargon, specialised language